Michel Platini exclusive: ‘I didn’t notice at the time I scored what people call a perfect hat-trick against Belgium at Euro 84… so I did it again three days later against Yugoslavia’

Michel Platini
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A former Ballon D'or and European Championship winner, Michel Platini remains one of the most iconic players to grace the stage at Europe's historic international tournament.

Platini won Euro 1984 with France, sandwiched between three consecutive Ballon D'or victories as well as lifting the European Cup with Juventus in a prime very few players have ever been able to match.

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James Ridge is a freelance journalist based in the UK. He recently spent time with The United Stand as an online news editor and has covered the beautiful game from England’s eighth tier all the way to the Premier League.

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